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2018-01-10 / Editorial

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TALENT SHOW — In high school, I remember attending talent shows to watch my friends. I was always amazed by their ability to get up on stage and perform in front of an audience.

It also felt good to be in attendance as their fan to cheer them on.

Kenmore East High School will host its annual talent show at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. Acts this year will include instrumental performers, dancers and singers, among others.

According to the Ken-Ton School District, performances will be judged in two categories: Best Overall Performance and Most Recordable. The winner of Best Overall Performance will proceed to the Music Is Art Battle of the High School Bands in May. The winner of Most Recordable will receive a free recording session at GCR Studios.

Tickets cost $8 presale and $10 at the door and are on sale now by the Kenmore East High School Band Program.

Find them on Facebook @KenEast Band.

NIGHT OUT — Sometimes a night out can help if you’re feeling the winter blues, especially if it’s right in your neighborhood.

To celebrate 37 years since its founding, the Network in Aging will hold its annual social from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St.

The event will feature refreshments and entertainment, such as jugglers and acrobats, with a Renaissance theme. Current members and nonmembers are invited to attend at a cost of $30 per ticket.

The group will support and highlight WNY Heroes Inc. during the event. The organization assists disabled and needy veterans and service members, their dependents, and the widows and children of deceased veterans.

Donations of Walmart and Tops gift cards will be accepted at the event to assist local veterans. For more information on the event or to RSVP, visit www.networkinaging.org.

SCHOLARSHIPS — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2018–19 academic year is now open. Requirements and application instructions can be found by visiting www.cfgb.org/scholarship.

Applications are due by April 1 and can only be submitted online.

According to the foundation, Kenmore/

Tonawanda students received scholarship awards totaling almost $25,000 in 2017.

To be eligible, applicants must be a current resident of one of the eight counties of Western New York, have a minimum of a “C” average or a GPA of 2.0 or greater, and be admitted to a nonprofit 501, U.S. Department of Education-accredited school for full-time study.

All students in Western New York, including Say Yes Buffalo applicants and scholars, who meet these eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards typically range from $1,000 to $6,000.

Since 1924, more than 200 individuals, families, foundations and organizations have established scholarship funds through the Community Foundation.

For more information on the Community Foundation’s scholarship program, visit www.cfgb.org/scholar ship or text “SCHOLARSHIP” to 259-2499.

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